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Dr. Cindy Chan

Dr. Cindy has 20 years of clinical experience in psychological assessment and treatment for different kinds of psychological issues and mental disorders.  Her treatment approach is holistic and person-based.  She also offers services in coaching and corporate training for individuals and companies in various areas, such as emotional intelligence, mindful leadership and achieving sustainable change in life and work.  Dr. Cindy is a registered Clinical Psychologist in the Division of Clinical Psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. She is the member of Register of Clinical Psychologists accredited by Department of Health of HKSAR Government. She is a mindfulness teacher who completed level 1 to 4 training by the UK Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  She is also a trainer in Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) who completed a trainer training program recognised by the UK Chartered Management Institute.

Detailed Profile

Dr. Cindy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of the Division of Clinical Psychology of Hong Kong Psychological Society (DCP, HKPS), who provides services including psychological assessment and treatment for adolescents, adults and elderly.  She is the member of Register of Clinical Psychologists accredited by Department of Health of HKSAR Government. She is an Associate Fellow of HKPS and past Vice Chairperson of DCP, HKPS. Dr. Cindy graduated at the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, major in Psychology in 1994.  To further pursue her study, she completed a diploma program at the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada.  She also obtained a Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology) degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Doctorate degree in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Hong Kong.

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Education and Professional Qualification

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology), Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology), University of Hong Kong (1994)
  • Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member of Register of Clinical Psychologists accredited by Department of Health
  • Member, Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association
  • Completed training in teaching Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in UK and the Hong Kong Mindfulness Center
  • Completed level 1 to 4 trainer training by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in UK
  • Completed trainer training program in Workplace Mindfulness Training (WorkplaceMT) recognized by the UK Chartered Management Institute
  • Completed training in professional coaching accredited by the International Coach Federation

Professional Experience

  • Twenty years clinical experience as Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of General Adult Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychogeriatrics, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, outpatient Forensic Clinic at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
  • Expert Witness for the court in Hong Kong
  • Past Vice Chairperson, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Consultant, Couselling Unit of the City University of Hong Kong

Social Service

  • Ex-Member, Guardianship Board, Hong Kong
  • Ex-Member, Post-release Supervision Board, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Mental Health Foundation, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Regenerative Society Mental Health Resource Centre, Hong Kong
  • Member, Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation – Psychiatric Medical and Clinical Psychological Subsidy Project

Past Teaching Experience

  • Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Departments of Psychology, University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Departments of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Trainer, Training Program for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioners and Trainers, Columbia University and the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center
  • Lecturer, School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE), University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer, Hong Kong Central Academic Course, Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

Past Experience in Public Education and Media

  • Talks for general public and corporate clients in various topics, such as psychiatric illnesses, positive psychology stress management, mindfulness and relationship issues
  • Media interviews by various newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs
  • Columnist in magazines and newspapers in Hong Kong
  • Research consultant and guest host of TV series “A beautiful mind” and “A beautiful mind 2” of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)

Miss Lap

Administrative Assistant

Miss Lap Chow is Administrative Assistant to Dr. Cindy Chan. She graduated in Hong Kong Shue Yan University, majoring in Counselling and Psychology. Promoting mental health and psychological well-being to all ages is her own hope. She believes everyone can achieve personal growth and maximise their potentials to enjoy their life.